Post by Jinger-Dred Man on Apr 2, 2019 4:10:44 GMT -8
Alrighty folks, we're back, Smitty requested a return, and he's getting it. Besides whats more popular these days than rebooting a beloved series, and just like those series its probably not gonna be as good as the original, but hey we're gonna try, and who knows maybe we get Star Trek where its pretty good in its own right, instead of a Ghost Busters or a Ninja Turtles.
Figured it was a good time to bring this back, we are in the NFL offseason, and everyone is getting a little salty, we need more feel good threads. So I'm trying to bring this back. I'd be much obliged if anyone has any ideas for thread topics, or even if you have ideas like Enigmars video game character draft, or shit like that. Honestly anything you can come up with would be great, cause I don't have a lot of ideas at the moment lol.
Anyways, lets move onto the first topic of PSRcade: The Reboot. Today we are gonna discuss YourGreatest Gaming Accomplishments.
Now, this could be many different things, maybe overcoming a tough stage/boss, or pulling off a particularly badass combo, or some technique you've been practicing for a while. Could be completing a tough game, or getting a platinum, or maybe its was just a great win online. We all having gaming moments that make us feel awesome, and accomplished, and for me I find thats what keeps bringing me back to tougher games.
For me I have had a few accomplishments I'm really proud of lately, so that's where the idea came from, and yes, I just wanna show off
1. Firstly, this just happened moments ago, and was the inspiration for this thread, cause I'm pretty fucking pumped. For those of you who know what Kaizo Super Mario Rom hacks are, my accomplishment is pulling off my first ever double shell jump! For those of you who don't know what they are, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROM_hacking , you can read that. Before today I have never played a Super Mario Rom hack before. I have played Super Mario World many times before, and finally this year finished it 100% for the first time ever. Then Morkim got me into watching GrandPooBear who streams mostly speed runs of said Rom hacks. Which got me wanting to try them. So I'm playing through what's basically a giant tutorial for all the techniques used in these games, and its hard, but nothing else took me an entire hour and a half of practice to pull off.
Here's another dude making it look easy. Rest assured its fucking not, at least not for me, so I'm insanely proud, and wear this as a badge of honor that I pulled it off.
2. Another moment for me that was incredibly special and was one of my biggest gaming accomplishments of all time, was my first time beating Bloodborne.
Up until this point in my gaming career, I hadn't really tested my hand at any games that were considered to be all that difficult. I stuck mostly to hack'n'slash, shooters and sports. I was a sheltered gamer. So when my new PS4 threw me head first into one of the more difficult games out there I was initially very overwhelmed and assumed I'd never be able to beat this masterpiece of torture. But, slowly I worked my way through the streets of Yharnam, slaughtering everything in my path, and getting better and better as I went. Until finally the game was over. I'd beaten it and fuck did it feel good. I persevered through hours of tough and exhilarating gameplay, and I'd come out on top. Sadly this initial accomplishment was downplayed, as I soon realized I'd missed out on the final boss because I made the wrong choice just before the fight, and well, shit happens. I have since gone back and rectified that wrong, but even so, initially finishing Bloodborne remains a high point in my gaming career, and it eventually lead to me playing all the previous and subsequent fromsoft titles, which is easily one of my favourite series in gaming. Nothing feels quite so good as to work your way through a game that gives you many struggles, and no shortage of rage, where you come out on top. It has lead me to playing Sekiro right now, and I believe once I've finish Sekiro, its gonna top my list of games I'm proud to have beaten, as I'm finding it even tougher than all of its fromsoft predecessors.
3. My third and final greatest gaming accomplishment I will be talking about comes in the form of an online accomplishment. I have't been big into online games in a long time, largely because I am too competitive and spend more time angry than I do enjoying the game, so I tend to avoid them these days. Anyways, this was back in the day when I loved online shooters, and my game of choice, was IMO the best console shooter of all time, CoD Moder Warfare 2. This was by far my favourite shooter I had ever played, and I logged a LOT of hours in it. My accomplishment you ask? The one and only nuke I ever got. In MW2 the best killstreak reward you can get in a single round, is at 25 kills. That gets you a Nuke. A nuke ends the match no matter what the score is. I have never come close to a 25 killstreak before or since this fateful game, but this one time, I had a moment of perfect zen, and had the perfect other kill streak rewards set up so that everything worked out in my favour. Watching the map get blown away and me winning the round for my team was just one of those truly great moments in gaming. I remember just sitting back and thinking to myself. "Yea, I'm pretty much a golden god."
So, what are your greatest gaming moments? The accomplishments you wear like a badge of gaming honor? Hope you choose to share. No accomplishment is too small, I won't judge you! (I totally will)
Again, if anyone has any idea's it would be much appreciated, as I got nothing tbqh, and my idea's right now will come out kinda lame, just like this one. Hopefully this gets the ball rolling. Lets figure out some ways to talk games! Hell maybe we could even figure out a gaming night, or some shit.
Don't know if I have any epic gaming moments. One of my favorite times was when a few friends and I played Silent Hill 2 for several hours. If you died the controller went to the next person. We got pretty far but didn't finish the game.
First thing that comes to mind is a speedrun trick in super mario 64 called "pillarless". I learned of it watching an old legend of the game explain it but i still didn't quite get it. This was about 5 years ago so not quite everything and anything was on youtube yet but there were some poorly explained videos that i had to keep watching over and over to get everything right.
In the shifting sand land stage in order to get inside the top of the pyramid you are supposed to go around its perimeter and touch the top of 4 pillars. Instead there is a ridiculous trick with many steps over the course of about 10 seconds that need to be input precisely to not die.
For reference sake this is the old way i used to do it (clip is of my first run under one hour 5 years ago)
Now this is what pillarless looks like, it took about like 7 hours of grinding to get this trick for the first time without breaking it up into chunks with save states. Once you get it you kind of get it but fucking it up means you die in the sand pit which loses more time than if you did the slow strat. Then to salvage that you need to try pillarless again. This was the first time i ever did it on stream and the first run i did it in.
Okay well my first one isn't exactly my greatest accomplishment, but more of a "how they hell does that even happen.".
I've managed to have absolutely no platinum trophies.
Now at first glance that's not really hard to do. But I've played both Minecraft, Life is Strange, InFAMOUS First Light, and Until Dawn, which if I remember right are ridiculously easy to get, you don't even have to try. But I refuse to look for collectables that don't have some sort of in game reward, and even then I hardly go for them, because screw time fillers. Also all the games I would be interested in getting a Plat are ridiculously hard or tedious to get (looking at you MGSV).
One of my accomplishments would probably winning the whole way through Trials of Osiris in Destiny which was a competitive pvp match that you had to win multiple matches. Considering how buggy, unbalanced that game was and how scummy people played it, it was certainly an accomplishment.
My other would probably be beating 3/6 of the Sekirosoulsborne games. Still need to beat DS1 and buy Sekiro, I doubt Demon Souls is going to be available to be in the future unless they have a remake.
Probably my best accomplishments was probably getting two race tracks that I created in Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar verified, which means my creations would show up on the online game world and playlists for anyone to play, which is pretty cool. I was suppose to get a t-shirt or something sent to me but never got it .
Oh man, my glory days are long in the past. In 1999 (I was 13) I was going to the mall on a Friday night with some friends because there was a Pokemon night, where people traded and battled with cards and gameboys. While there, I saw a bunch of TVs set up outside the Sony store with guys playing Madden. I was super in to Madden 98 at the time, but Madden 2000 had just come out and they were doing a season, with games every Friday night. They were already in week 3. I asked if I could join and they said no, but if there was a no-show, they would let me fill in. Just so happened there was, and I whipped the guy. Then another no show, and I whipped another... then one more. So the guy said I was caught up in games, so welcome to the league. Every Friday night for the next few months I played, and went undefeated through the season. Made it all the way to the final before this 25 year old dude destroyed me... but as a 13 year old kid, I was pretty pumped. Won $200 gift card for the mall, and a $200 boom box for 2nd place, beating guys mostly in their 20's.
I also like to rub it in to my wife that on one of our first dates we played Turltes in Time on the SNES. We got all the way to the end, and then she died like seconds before I defeated Super Shredder. I was like, "OMG I just beat the game all by myself!" She tried to say we beat it together, and I said when someone fails to cross the finish line, do they still get credit for completing the race? It was a risky move, but she ended up marrying me, so it clearly paid off. I still bring it up from time to time. Beating TIT (hehe) is no major feat a team all... but I'm proud of this one instance.
My greatest gaming accomplishment just happened last month: the Hollow Knight platinum - exclusive to 0.4% of players. Most of it was simple enough, but there is one trophy that was the hardest gaming challenge I've ever attempted - the Pantheon of Hallownest. This pantheon pits all 45 bosses in the game against you back to back. Oh and you get no checkpoints. So if you die at any point, you're back to boss #1. 30-40 minute attempts would end in failure and frustration. The final boss in the pantheon is possibly the most difficult boss I've ever faced in gaming. It was a really great feeling when I got the final hit on the final boss.
Nov 9, 2019 16:31:23 GMT -8
Eddie: Oh fuck, chatbox just became pink, lol. I'm outta here.
Nov 9, 2019 19:08:52 GMT -8
Eddie: I guess it's more inclusive to the LGBTQ community? ROFL
Nov 9, 2019 19:12:25 GMT -8
Eddie: I'm open to talk to ANYONE that is willing to have a "reasonable" conversation about things they disagree with me about. Just come to me in a respectful way, like a man, or a woman... not a child.